Above the tall Rainbow Falls are a set of spectacularly picturesque rockpools along the river (Moonda Gudda), with two deep pools that flow into each other.
Both are deep enough to jump into.
A small cascade drops into each waterhole.
Around the Gudda Gumoo Rockpools is a large rock platform; there’s plenty of space, but not much shade.
Getting to the Gudda Gumoo Rockpools
The Gudda Gumoo Rockpools are in Blackdown Tableland National Park in the Central Highlands of Queensland,. It’s about 180km (two hour drive) to the national park, and then another 20km to the start of the bushwalking trail, most of which is unsealed. The unsealed part of the road is rough, but should be possible in a 2WD if it’s dry; there’s a steep section just before the carpark at the end which may be challenging if you don’t have at least an AWD/SUV. If it’s raining, a 4WD is highly recommended.
From the carpark, the walk to the Gudda Gumoo Rockpools is about 4.2km return (or 5.2km including the Rainbow Falls).